Saturday, 6 February 2010

Book Study-Pearly Mottled Paper

The latest technique we are playing with is Pearly Mottled Paper from Julia Andrus' book Paper Transformed.

For this technique you need Cardstock, a spray bottle with water that sprays large drops, dye rainbow ink pad, brayer, paper towel and Perfect Pearls. See Carol's blog for step-by-step pictures of the technique.

I tried the first samples using coated paper, and I was not impressed with the effects. It looked a lot like the bleach technique and lot of the white cardstock showed through and did not pick up the perfect pearls.
I experimented again with white 130lb matte cardstock and this seemed to work much better, and look more like Julia's examples in her book.
This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it.


Carol said...

Love how your turned out. They are beautiful! I think my spray bottle had too fine of a mist. Love the big drops on yours!!!

chrissy said...

Love these Rena!!!! Yes, these look much more like the samples in Julia's book. Thanks for the tip on the paper.

drmarty62 said...

Rena I just checked out all your blog posts on the Julia Andrus book and your work is great. I am inspired to have another play. Your charms are cute too. Come over to my blog and enter my OWOH give away

to Autumn Light Designs said...

These look lovely, Rena!